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Insight: News Network / Political Cartoon Cross Line? / Leila Fowler Update / Shriners Burn Surgeon / Capitol Steps

Published April 30, 2013

News Network - The NBA has recommended a petition to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle be denied. This is not the final say in the Kings saga but it does have good implications for the Sacramento ownership group seeking to keep the basketball team. It also has some political implications for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who has staked nearly his entire tenure in city government on building a new sports and entertainment complex. We'll get the details from the NBA with Capital Public Radio's Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt and Seattle sports reporter Art Thiel. The Sacramento Bee's Marcos Breton explains what the victory means for Mayor Johnson.

Political Cartoons Cross Line? - Some people say Sacramento Bee Editorial Cartoonist Jack Ohman's cartoon about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas was a perfect balance of social commentary without being disrespectful to the victims. Others -like Texas Governor Rick Perry's- say it was a "detestable attempt at satire." Editorial cartoons are almost - by their very nature - supposed to cross "the line" and push "the envelope," but how does a cartoonist know where the "line" is and did Ohman's cartoon cross it? We'll speak with Ohman and fellow editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson from the Houston Chronicle about walking the line between satirical and offensive.

Leila Fowler - The manhunt continues for the unknown killer of Leila Fowler, an 8-year-old girl in Calaveras County. Calaveras Enterprise Reporter Joel Metzger joins us to explain what little we know about the case as details in the seemingly-random murder slowly emerge.

Shriners Burn Surgeon - Dr. Tina Palmieri, Assistant Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospital & Director of the UC Davis Burn Center, has just completed her term as president of the American Burn Association. Her work is remarkable on many fronts and we will talk with her about how events in our lives impact the delivery of health care. She is an expert in emergency response, a practicing proponent of collaboration, a researcher heading a center for outcomes research here in Sacramento, a stellar record of achievement in burn prevention.

Capitol Steps - The Humor Times, Sacramento's online humor magazine run by James Israel, is celebrating its 22nd anniversary with a concert this Sunday by the Capitol Steps. The political satire-comedy group will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5th at The Clarion Hotel in Sacramento. We'll talk with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps and co-author of their material. She will also be in this Sacramento cast.


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